CannaPro has responded to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) call for evidence on cannabinoids in CBD products. A. Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) is the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses. CannaPro is a division of CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform, the UK’s longest-established and largest membership-based cannabis policy group. … Continue reading Submission of evidence on cannabinoids in commercial cannabidiol (CBD) products
Reports are already reaching CannaPro of Environmental Health and Trading Standards officers jumping the gun on novel foods enforcement, despite the FSA postponing any action until after 31st March 2021. This guidance is intended to help CBD suppliers in any interaction with officials both before and after 31st March 2021. Remember, not all of these … Continue reading How To Deal With Any Official Who Challenges Your CBD Products As ‘Novel Foods’
1. The FSA made an announcement on 13th February 2020 stating: “Having considered the many issues at play, the FSA has set a deadline of 31 March 2021 to submit, and have validated, your novel food authorisation applications. After 31 March 2021, only products which have a fully validated application will be allowed to remain … Continue reading Advice/Guidance on the ‘Novel Foods’ Threat
Make no mistake, the attempt to seize control of the burgeoning CBD market under the guise of the EU Novel Foods Regulation is a hijack by bureaucrats and big business. This new market has exploded from zero to £300 million per annum in just the last few years. It now exceeds the combined market for … Continue reading Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) To Publish Guidance on The Novel Foods Threat
British CBD businesses need to become politically active and fight back against the sinister forces that are trying to seize control of our industry. With the new Parliament we now have the opportunity to engage our MPs to help support and drive forward our businesses. This is a role that all MPs take seriously. It … Continue reading The British CBD Industry Must Stand Up For Itself Against The Novel Foods Scam And Big Business Predators
The CBD Market Has Been Built By Small British Businesses. It is About To Be Stolen By Government-Backed Big Business. Over about the last five years, small British businesses have built the CBD market from zero to hundreds of millions in annual sales. It’s been driven by rapidly changing attitudes towards cannabis and a realisation … Continue reading An Update On CBD, the Novel Food Scam and the Fatcats Who Plan to Take Over the Market.
The rumour mill is swirling again. It started with gossip at the recent Europe CBD Expo and Mike Harlington’s latest effort to intimidate businesses into joining or renewing with the CTA. Also, the Centre of Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has made a clumsy attempt at manipulating the market with ‘research’ that shows its products are OK … Continue reading Novel Foods – Dishonesty, Backstabbing, Scaremongering, Confusion – The Debacle Continues
Compliant businesses operating responsibly within the legal cannabis sector will help to drive reform. Blurring the lines between legal and illegal products will delay progress. It seems that the crackdown on the open sale of cannabis flowers online and in high street stores is here. Both in the UK and Ireland, several shops have … Continue reading The CBD Market Can Help Drive Cannabis Law Reform But Selling So-Called ‘CBD Flowers’ Could Take Us Backwards
Status of Hemp Extracts in Europe – European Industrial Hemp Association The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has published an excellent eight page document which refutes the recent move by EU food safety agencies to deem cannabis extracts as ‘novel foods’. Download the document here. The document explains the entire situation and demonstrates very clearly … Continue reading The EU’s Attempt To Deem Cannabis Extracts As Novel Foods Will Fail.
Mike Harlington, chair of the Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, has made a series of demands through solicitors that are absurd and completely unenforceable. He seems to think he has some sort of authority to determine which businesses may join CannaPro. We also have multiple reports of him theatening businesses that if they join CannaPro … Continue reading Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter